BBC podcasts are no longer available via Google Podcasts or Google Assistant
Google Podcasts has been something the Mountain View tech giant has been working on for a couple of years now. What started as its own section in the Google Play Music application ended up getting its own dedicated application. Not only that, but we recently discovered that they are working on a desktop player for the service as well. Whether or not Google Podcasts gets a full web portal for the service or not has yet to be determined, but they did lose some popular podcasts recently as those from the BBC are no longer available on the platform.
This is happening because Google is required to sign a license in order to link to any of the BBC’s podcasts. Not only that, but they also have a distribution policy that requires Google to supply user data back to them. We are told there has been a “consultation with Google,” but as of right now there has yet to be any resolution in the matter. This seems to be happening to a number of different distribution platforms for podcasts as of late and has resulted in the podcasts only being made available in the BBC Sounds application.
Via: podnews Source: BBC